Economic solutions for wear protection, metal forming, tool and die production – for all applications and sectors

Whether hot rolls for the steel industry, drawing tools for metal forming or abrasion-resistant components for medical systems or the food industry, Hard Material Solutions by CERATIZIT offers you solutions for virtually all industry sectors in which customer-specific carbide solutions efficiently replace wear parts. They make machines run longer, while machine components need to be replaced less frequently and changing them takes less time. Long idle times are avoided and productivity is increased which at the same time means costs saving.

Competence in wear protection

In the field of wear protection we can rely on decades of experience combined with in-depth know-how about the behaviour of materials during application. Beside our offering of standard products, e. g. for the tool and die industry, we are continuously prepared to accept a new challenge in order to find a solution that fits exactly your requirements. For this close cooperation and partnership, the carbide experts received the 'Global Cooperation Award' from Schaeffler, a long-time customer and cooperation partner. In addition, being a certified business partner according to ISO/TS 16949, we fulfil the strict technical specifications that are required by manufacturers in the automotive industry of their sub-contractors.

From the ball-point pen to diamond synthesis

The CERATIZIT GROUP utilises modern and high-performing production facilities and methods for the manufacture of innovative solutions from direct pressing to indirect forming with subsequent machining to extrusion or metal injection moulding (MIM). Our various manufacturing methods enable a great variety of geometries of the carbide products in all sizes: from the small pen ball for ball-point pens with only a few milligrams of weight to high-pressure tools with over 700 kg for the production of synthetic diamonds. We develop individual carbide and ceramic grades are for a variety of application fields to guarantee the best performance in each sector.

Production and sales worldwide

As the largest carbide producer worldwide in the field of wear protection, the CERATIZIT GROUP handles the entire process chain of carbide production: from preparating and mixing the powder, to forming and sintering to the finishing process and surface finishing or coating. Our competence brand Hard Material Solutions by CERATIZIT is based on a worldwide sales network of innovative carbide solutions and on production competence centres in Germany, Italy or Luxembourg.